Lush Skin & Laser Clinic is a premium spray tanning clinic specialising in superior full body spray tans.
At your initial appointment with us, our spray tan specialists will discuss your natural colouring and history with tans to select the best solution for you.
For your comfort and peace of mind all of our specially custom designed tanning rooms have six built in exhausts to remove any over spray.
To ensure the perfect natural looking tan we supply you with various items at no extra cost – underwear, hair nets, sticky feet, body wipes, hair ties, hair clips, nose filters, moisturiser etc.
With 18 years tanning experience we have perfected our unique tanning routine to ensure no area is missed. We know you will leave our clinic with a flawless and natural looking tan every time.
Spray Tanning – From $30
BRIDAL AND EVENT TANNING SPECIALISTS
One of our beautiful brides Kirsten, in her Lush Skin & Laser Clinic custom tan
DO YOU CUSTOMISE THE SOLUTION?
Yes, we customize the Standard solution. We take several factors into consideration- your skin type, hair color, eye color, and most importantly, what shade of tan you desire. With the Express solution, you have the opportunity to customize it with your post session shower time- 1 hour for a light tan, 2-3 hours for a medium tan, and 4 hours for a dark tan.
DO I NEED TO WORRY ABOUT ORANGE TONES OR STREAKS?
Absolutely not! Our solution is made with the highest quality DHA that is derived from organic sugar beets and sugar cane instead of beta-carotene (carrot extract). This guarantees that your tan will be golden brown. In addition, our airbrush artists are highly experienced and trained to avoid streaks and unevenness.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STANDARD AND THE EXPRESS SOLUTION?
The only difference is shower time. Both solutions have the ability to be as light or as dark as you desire and they both last for the same amount of time. It is important to note that after you your shower off the Express tan, you will feel quite a bit lighter due to the fact that the dark makeup will be gone and your tan will only be 1-4 hours into development. The tan will then continue to develop for 8-20 hours after your shower. With the Standard solution, the tan will darken until you shower (anytime after 10 hours). You will then wash off the makeup layer and instantly become a shade lighter. The color that you see when you finish showering off the Standard tan will be the actual color of your tan.
HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT BEFORE I WORK OUT OR SHOWER?
This depends on your solution choice. With the Standard tan, we strongly recommend that you wait at least 8 hours before you sweat or get wet. With the Express tan, you must shower (without soap) sometime in between 1-4 hours of your tanning session. With Express tan, you are allowed to do a light workout after your shower. (However, hot yoga or sitting in a steam room could affect the overall darkness of your tan if done within 12 hours post session.)
WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND SHOWING WITHOUT SOAP FOR THE EXPRESS TAN?
It has been proven that soap neutralizes the development of DHA. We strongly recommend just a warm water rinse so that your tan is able to obtain its full color
HOW LONG WILL MY TAN LAST?
This depends on several factors including your skin type, skin cycle, lifestyle, and care. It should last for the minimum of a week and has the potential to last as long as two weeks. The best thing that you can do to increase the longevity of your tan is to apply our BRONZED Tan Extending Moisturizer once a day. Also, try to avoid activities that speed up your skin’s natural exfoliation process. Keep in mind that long showers/baths, hot tubs, heavy sweating, and swimming in salt water and/or chlorine all tend to dry out your skin.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY TAN?
We highly recommend that you shower and shave one day prior to your tanning session. A soap free body wash is most ideal because it tends to leave the least amount of residue on your skin. (On the other hand, oil-based soaps should be avoided.) Exfoliating is very important because it will help your tan last longer. The best way to do this is to use a sugar scrub in combination with exfoliating gloves (available at our salons). It is also important to schedule manicure/pedicures, sugaring, and/or waxing appointments at least 24-48 before rather than after. (It is okay to wear makeup and/or lotion during your session as long as it is not oil-based.) Do not apply a body moisturize or deodorant on the day of your tan as this will create a residue which will affect the outcome of the tan.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO MY APPOINTMENT?
It is best to wear dark, loose fitting clothing and thongs. (There is cosmetic bronzer in the solution and there is a chance that it can rub off on clothing. It washes out of most materials, but it is better to be on the safe side and not wear anything light in colour.)
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR DURING MY TREATMENT?
Ladies, you are welcome to wear as little or as much as you are comfortable wearing- just keep unwanted tan lines in mind! (We have disposable thongs and shower caps available).
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?
The appointment is set for exactly 20 minutes, so it is very important to be punctual. If you are a first time client, we recommend that you arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time so that you can fill out a waiver and receive a consultation from your airbrush tanning artist.
I HAVE VERY FAIR SKIN, WILL AN AIRBRUSH TAN STILL LOOK NATURAL?
Yes. We will customize a solution that will work with your specific skin tone. However, if you are new to spray tanning, we suggest selecting a lighter shade for the first session.
WHY DOES MY FACE TAN FADE FASTER?
This is due to several reasons. First, facial skin is thinner than skin found on other parts of the body. The face is also more exposed to the environment and endures more frequent washing. In addition, makeup, anti-aging creams, astringents, etc. tend to break down the tan more quickly.
WILL MY AIRBRUSH TAN PROTECT ME FROM THE SUN?
Unfortunately, it does not, so remember to wear SPF!
WHY DO SOME SUNLESS TANS BECOME PATCHY WHEN THEY START TO FADE?
The active ingredient in airbrush tanning solution is DHA (dihydroxyacetone). The DHA reacts with your dead skin cell’s proteins, resulting in a bronzing effect. Therefore, as your skin goes through its natural exfoliation process, these dead skin cells shed. It is important to note that not every cell sheds at the same rate. You may have some “tanned” cells that remain or last longer than others. (The result of this is an appearance of dark spots that looks similar to freckles.) This has no correlation to your airbrush technician or the solution. Keep in mind that this process tends to be a bit more noticeable when you choose a shade that is significantly darker than your natural skin color. However, you can usually counteract this by moisturizing with a Tan Extending Moisturizer.
WILL REALLY DRY SKIN AFFECT MY AIRBRUSH TAN?
Dry skin may cause the tan to fade unevenly. (This is often more of a concern during the winter months.) If you have dry skin, we recommend that you moisturize twice a day for a week leading up to your tanning session. We suggest that you also apply lotion to dry areas on your skin before your session.
IS IT SAFE FOR PREGNANT & BREASTFEEDING WOMEN?
The FDA advises that users avoid inhaling or ingesting DHA or letting the spray get into the eyes. When using DHA containing products as an all over spray mist, it may be difficult to avoid exposure in a manner for which DHA is not approved, including the area of the eyes, lips, or mucos membrane or internally. The FDA recommends protective measures to eliminate eye contact, inhalation or ingestion during a spray tan. There is a chance that while being spray tanned, DHA can be inhaled, and the effect of this on your baby is unknown.
At LUSH Skin & Body Clinic an extraction unit (which has 6 extraction fans to eliminate any overspray) is used for your comfort to keep the quality of air fresh.
In addition to this you will be provided with nose filters, eye protection, ear plugs, and undergarments. We also recommend all pregnant clients apply vasaline to their lips prior to their appointment to once more reduce the risk of any DHA being absorbed into your system.
At LUSH Skin & Body Clinic we recommend that pregnant and breastfeeding women opt for the Eco Tan tanning solution which is natural and certified organic by the Organic Food Chain Australia. Eco Tan is made with only natural and organic ingredients. Eco Tan is also certified toxic free by Safe Cosmetics Australia.
Having a tan is an instant confidence boost that can increase your mood and outlook while your body undergoes dramatic changes that come along with pregnancy. If you are still unsure about getting a spray tan whilst pregnant, consult your doctor for more in depth and specific advice.
To understand the complete FDA position on DHA, visit the FDA website.